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Wim Weber qualified in medicine at the University of Maastricht, Netherlands in 1983, and received a PhD in immunology through work at the University of Hasselt, Belgium. After finishing his neurology residency in Maastricht, he did a research fellowship in molecular immunology and multiple sclerosis at Harvard Medical School, Boston. From then on he worked as a neurologist in the Maastricht University Medical Centre, subsequently specialising in pain medicine and neuro-oncology. In 2003 he switched to movement disorders, with a focus on deep brain stimulation. He is associate professor of neurology at Maastricht University and joined the BMJ as clinical editor in 2010.
Have you in the past five years accepted the following from an organisation that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of papers in the BMJ?
Reimbursement for attending a symposium?
My attendance to two international Parkinson's disease congresses was partly reimbursed by two different pharmaceutical companies.
A fee for speaking?
A fee for organising education?
Funds for research?
I have been an investigator for Parkinson's disease treatment studies, funded by pharmaceutical companies. I do not receive money personally; this goes into an hospital account, that may be used to fund research projects.
Funds for a member of staff?
Fees for consulting?
Have you in the past five years been employed by any organisation that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of papers in the BMJ?
I am employed by the Maastricht University Medical Centre, that may benefit from publications in the BMJ.
Do you hold any stocks or shares in an organisation?
I have some shares in a mutual fund, that does not invest in drugs, medical devices, or other health care companies
Do you have any other competing financial interests?
I have no competing interests.